Rack-rent meaning

răkrĕnt
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Exorbitant rent.
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To exact exorbitant rent for or from.
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An excessively high rent; esp., a rent whose annual amount is equal, or almost equal, to the value of the property.
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To exact rack-rent from.
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A rent equal or nearly equal to the annual value of the property.
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An excessive rent.
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Origin of rack-rent

  • From rack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition